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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 84 km NNW of Minab, Iran

Earthquake location 27.8699S, 56.8179WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Minab in Iran. The temblor was reported at 07:42:50 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000ax2z. Event ids that are associated: us2000ax2z. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 56.8179° East, latitude 27.8699° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/17 / 2017-09-30 04:12:50 / September 30, 2017 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bandar ‘Abbās, Mīnāb (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbās (c. 352 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Mīnāb (c. 70 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 84 km NNW of Minab, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 56.8179° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.8699° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km NNW of Minab, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-30 04:12:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-30 04:37:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.964 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000ax2z Id of event.
Event Code 2000ax2z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ax2z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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